A new era, characteristics for a mountaineerer and about making a difference.

We can now see a new era coming up. The mountaineering hikes people was doing before, has become more rare. The Samis in Swedish Lappland can confirm this. Today people go for a action weekend for climbing or off-pist skiing. This are good in the way that it will become more wilderness then before, but the trails will risk to be overgrown.

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Rapadalen at Sarek will become more wild, since people change their hiking habits.

As a mountaineerer you always must improve your self. The mental strength is also one of the most important parts. This will be some of the characteristics you can develop:

Unwavering self belief, Ability to visualise success in detail, Ability to accept and deal with fear, Ability to manage doubt, Bulletproof positivity, The enjoyment of suffering,  Mental Endurance, Sharp Focus, Confidence in your ability, Risk management skills.

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Peter Habeler, a mountaineerer with those skills..

And if you want to make a difference and make yours and others life better:

1. Dedicate yourself to things that gives you meaning and purpose.

2. Commit to continually bettering yourself.

3. Engage with people in open mutually-beneficial way.

4. Invest your time and energy not in what is, but what can be.

5. Spread your knowledge and what you know.

6. Uplift others as you ascend.

7. Use the power and influence well..

The training follows the plan, even the number of hours of sleep has decreased. this due to a Siberian Husky puppy. But today I felt strong and made real good effort:-)

And now some music related to one of the subject:-)

See ya real soon..

 

 

 

Becoming a mountaineerer, a wise mans word and first Via Ferrata for the season..

Yesterday morning, I woke up early. The gear was already packed and the car filled up with fuel. Just after six I was on the road hiding for Skuleberget and Via Ferrata. Halfway I stopped for a coffee brake. That coffee tasted as paradise. I was feeling free and with a sense of expectation. When I arrive, Tero and Latte the guys at Skulebergets Via Ferrata welcomed me as usual. Real great buddies.

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So this time I got the opportunity for two routes, the yellow and the red one.

This morning it was the reflection day. I was thinking of yesterday over a nice cup of coffee. And I think it feels good becoming a mountaineerer. The thing is that you always can develop some skill. If you just a cliff climber, you can become very good in that. But as a mountaineerer just be good in all areas. And there is so much areas to discover. You can always get better knowledge of a stove, or get stronger in the arms or whatever. You will never get all knowledge and you must always strive for developing, that’s nice:-)

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Ulf Bergman glad, becoming a mountaineerer at Skulebergets Via Ferrata…

And now to John Muir’s quote:  The mountains are calling and I must go. This one is not complete this word are often forgotten: The mountains are calling and I must go & I will work on while I can, studying while I can. With this wisdom I got a good compass:-)

Yea, and the training. well a hard week with totally exhausted legs from Friday at the Via Ferrata = a struggle:-) But still a great workout week.

See ya soon..

Trail running, inspiration and new stuff..

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So now it is trail running. But I have change the training set up. so now I always put in a strength part, or a mobility training. This week it has been 9 workouts within 620 minutes.

The other day in the dressing room, a mate told me I was a inspiration for him. That really made me happy! If I can be a inspiration, that is real good:-) And it as well make me more positive and even more focused. So becoming a inspiration will gives you even more inspiration..

And a new backpack to present: The MHM salute 34.

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http://www.mhmgear.com/

A new American brand. With innovative solutions. Gear of the year from National Geographic. Quite interesting.

And at last some new music, from Sweden..

See ya soon…

 

The wheel man, and a different week..

This week it has just been 6 workouts. But good ones. The reason therefore I will come to. But now it is time for some more endurance focus. Yesterday I went up early as usual, put on my backpack and the harness. The car-wheel was also brought with me. When I just got 10 minutes left I met a couple with there dog. They told me that they always follows the track from the ”wheel man” every Saturday. And they sad, you look very strong:-) The man, the myth the wheel-man:-)

This week I got a new training partner. Kenai a 8 week old Siberian husky.

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A future loyal training mate..

Garmin has a new GPS clock. Altimeter log, and of course barometer function. You can register up to 1000 waypoints. Bluetooth, heart rate measurement and you speed etc.  A real good electronic expedition mate.

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This weeks tips of endurance and strength training will be the kettle bell Squat workout.

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A good workout for the upcoming climbing season..

And now over to some good music, hope this is better Mikael:-)

See ya soon, and thank you all followers..

 

 

 

 

A different training week, mental toughtness and a challange tour to Helags..

withSo this week the training becomes a bit different. 680 minutes and just six! workouts. A structural and endurance week, great for the recovery. Bur now it will be more hill focus again, so here we come:-)

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If you going to the mountains, they will be challenge you, in one way or another.  So you have to be prepared, for bad weather, for you own tiredness, lack of focus or your inner strength. I have been talking about it before. You can train physical, but that will not be enough. You must have a will that is hard as Nordic granite. Train your emotional stability. Stay objective even when it is hard times (like it often is in the mountain environment.) Perspective, it is always important to all in to the right perspective. For keeping upcoming challenges and troubles in the right dignity, this will be an important mental strength. Readiness for changes, well conditions will always change how good is your ability to that? Detachment, learn to dant take everything personally. Strength under stress, if you have good capacity and experience of this, you can handle a difficult situation in a much better way. Unwavering positivity, stay positive even –especially when you encounter negative people. Elevate them; never bring yourself down.  Don’t allow naysayers to ruin the spirit of what you’re accomplishing.

So get yourself a granite hard mind…

During the weekend, I was up to Jamtland in the Swedish mountains. The weather forecast told us that it would be tough wind a class one warning because of the wind and snowy weather. Well, I got a good tour of training my mental and physical strength.

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When its tough in the mountains, the mental and physical strength will be tested..

Going with the wind blow upfront, with 20m/s (72km/h) is tough and demands strength and toughness. A salute to my two daughters who make it in the best of ways. They will understand how good it is to challenge your comfort zone….

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Still winter at Helags in the Swedish mountains.. and the way down, well that one was nice…

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See ya soon..

 

A f****ng week, how to get more intelligent.

You have to pay for it sometime, if you don’t rest when it is time.

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Last week was tough. The body did not respond as it normally do. I checked the rest puls, and it was a bit higher than normal. Every workout was a struggle. So I have to take it a bit more easy during the weekend. It helped me out, so today I felt ok again. High intensive training, you must listen to your body…

I f you want to develop your intelligence research shows that if you read more books, do meditation or learn a new language you will get more intelligent. And of course training will develop your intelligence.

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Meditation for getting more intelligent..

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Go for it train and chase the adventure every minute, every hour, every day. Live for the life’s adventure..

See ya soon..

 

 

Trail running, hill training and some new gear..

Another week has come to an end. Nine workouts and 620 minutes, lets call it a great week:-).

Now it is time for the trail running season. Trail running combined with cross country running is real good for the body.

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Trail running in the mountains is the greatest, but still cross-country running is good as well..

Now there will be focus for hill training. It is time to build strength and endurance for the summer.

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And GSI has a new stove and it quite interesting.

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GSI Halulite microdualist complete, High performance, light weight, ultra-compact two-person total cooking solution. Including GSI Pinnacle lightweight. Check it out.

And don’t forget the fjällfest at Storulvån upcoming weekend..

http://www.fjallfest.se/

Ueli Steck at Aguille du Midi:

See ya soon..

 

How to put on the harness, and some new gear..

So now we are in April, and the mountain is calling and I must go. The training this week, well it has been a lot of leg. I am exhausted, the muscle hold is hurting..

But now I am planning for the upcoming events. There will be some Via Ferrata and some other events. So its good to be trained and prepared. I will test some hill training, but I will come back regarding that.

And now some new gear:

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The Italian trademark Zamberlane has some new interesting mountaineering boots. This is the Jorasses. They have also a quite interesting approach shoe, perfect for via Ferrata..

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Zamberline Braver RR approach shoe.

I like innovative solution, and OMM has a good wind jacket/pullover for trail running with low weight. Check this out.

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http://www.ukclimbing.com/videos/play.php?i=2855

And always remember; safety always come first..

See ya soon..

 

 

A hard week, step up and a quadrathlon?

This week has been a good training week. with 9 workouts with a big difference between the contents. This day I started with about an hour of running and strength. Sprints with car-wheel, lifting logs and box jumps. The noon was spend in the trail-running track.

But now it is time to prepare for next level, the next step. You must challenge yourself to get a bit further…

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To get a step further you need a push, gather people that encourages yourself and you limits, that’s what you need..

So what’s next? I am planning for a mountain quadrathlon, but at least to become realistic would be a mountain triathlon. Challenge your self to a higher level and live as you learn. Train insane or remain the same..

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Trail-running, Via Ferrata, MTB-cycling, and Kayaking. at least three of them would become doable.

The Elixir film feast is coming up, 12/4 Gothenburg, 13/4 Stockholm and 14/4 in Norrkoping.

See ya soon..

 

 

If just…

Another week is over and a new is upcoming. Have you thought over how many times we think over the fact if just..the weather has been better. If I just had felt better. If I only have been just I little more alert.

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Do your life to yours, the talk and feeling about mindfulness is very easy. enjoy the moment and be grateful every night before you sleep. Stop thinking but if and buts, do what you need to do, what you are meant to do. After the second workout today I was tired. I thought: I am tired, but this is a real great feeling, and I got a lot of energy of the workout. And the best of all the feeling afterword’s, nothing can comperes to it. I live my life as I want.

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Life is not only training and peak performance, You need to recover and enjoy it as well:-) a beer close to Aconcagua.

See ya soon, and enjoy your life…